Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company County Line IPA, a 6.6% ABV India Pale Ale
|Appearance||Golden copper in color with a fluffy white head.|
|Aroma||Loads of citrus, especially grapefruit.|
|Taste||Citrus up front – grapefruit, pineapple, balanced by mild sweet malt flavors, finishes piney.|
|Mouthfeel||Full bodied, moderate carbonation.|
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is located in Croydon, PA. (And yes, they use water from the Neshaminy Creek in all of their brews.) Head Brewer (and part owner along with Rob Jahn and Steve Capelli) Jeremy Myers graduated from Penn State with a Telecommunications degree. He worked various jobs for almost 10 years before deciding to turn his love of homebrewing and beer into a career.
Jeremy was an unpaid intern at River Horse Brewing in Lambertville, NJ in 2008 and was later hired there as a brewer after attending The Siebel Institute. Two years later he completed the BJCP certification exam. He regularly volunteers as a judge and coordinates homebrew competitions for the ALEiens homebrew club.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company was founded in 2010, and officially opened on June 1, 2012. Jeremy has been impressing Philly beer drinkers with his delicious brews. In fact, Jeremy was named Best Brewer by Philly Beer Scene in 2014.
County Line IPA is a year round offering from Neshaminy Creek, available on draft and 22 ounce bottles. During the search for a location for the brewery, the owners traveled much of Lower Bucks County, specifically down County Line Road – the divider between northern Philadelphia, southern Bucks, and Montgomery Counties. In fact, at one point they considered County Line Brewing Company for the name of the brewery!
The flagship IPA is brewed with Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe, Zythos, and Centennial hops. The bready, slightly cracker-like malt flavors balanced the hop bitterness, however they still guarantee a smile, or giant pucker, on your face. This version of County Line is dry hopped with Nugget hops, giving resinous pine and citrusy lemon notes.
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Check out… this video of Neshaminy Creek performing Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” at the 2014 Philly Beer Scene Band of Brewers event.